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Question Help with a wireless to wired connection

meckeard

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Hi there. New member here and looking for some advice.

I started a new job and the employer supplied a PC but won't allow a wireless card. Since I am not close to my router, running a cable through half my house isn't an option. I'm looking for a solution that would allow for a cabled connection to this PC. What would be the best approach? I was thinking an extender with a port and then connecting that to the PC but wasn't sure if that would work and if the speed would be adequate. Thoughts?

Thanks!
 

mxnerd

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razel

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Work? Don't mess around. Buy a long run of Ethernet cable. Monoprice's micro slim run is only $13 for a 50ft run and it's thinner than most USB cables. Me spooling and unspooling it beginning and end of the work day is my 2 minute commute to-from work.
 

meckeard

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Hmm good point but I'll have to measure to ensure 50' would work. 100' would but I don't see them selling the slim cable in that length.
 

meckeard

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Powerline adapter speed will be affected greatly by noise in electricity wire.


MOCA adapter speed is guaranteed If you have coaxial at router and PC ends.


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If you only want to convert PC's ethernet into WiFi then use WiFi extender
Thanks. I will consider the extender if I can find one with great reviews.
 

ch33zw1z

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Those other options aren't bad. A wireless bridge could work or a spare ddwrt router configured as client bridge. You didn't say what type of work you'll be doing, so if it's high bandwidth low latency, then definitely look at a hardwired solution
 
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DaaQ

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Hi there. New member here and looking for some advice.

I started a new job and the employer supplied a PC but won't allow a wireless card. Since I am not close to my router, running a cable through half my house isn't an option. I'm looking for a solution that would allow for a cabled connection to this PC. What would be the best approach? I was thinking an extender with a port and then connecting that to the PC but wasn't sure if that would work and if the speed would be adequate. Thoughts?

Thanks!
depending on isp, they may have a moca option available that would get you to hard wired status.
 

VirtualLarry

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If this is because of "security" requirements of the job (gov't job, HIPPA, etc.), then don't fool around, go with the wired ethernet. Of course, what if you had a wireless ISP? What would they require of you then? (If a wired ISP wasn't available?)

Don't end up as the next "Buttery Mails".
 

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